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drawn. >> a gunman came into the college and fired multiple shots. we do have fatalities. we additionally have victims who have suffered from gunshot wounds. >> reporter: officers carried out some of those victims, others were wheeled out on office chairs, and more still on gurneys. >> right now our priority is to take care of the injured. >> reporter: those not injured were escorted out on foot, some with their hands up. the suspect was described as a korea january man in his 40s. >> we believe we detained a possible suspect responsible for the shooting today. >> reporter: police are looking into the possibility that there may be more than one shooter. >> and according to its website, the university offers studies in theology, nursing, and asian medicine. we'll bring you more information
ads as it becomes available. tonight, rumors are swirling about the local winner of the lottery. we have details about a possible lucky lady. >> reporter: this story took a bizarre turn when that lady right here told them she had the winning ticket. lottery officials say no one has come forward to claim the money and her co-workers say she was part of a pool and if she did win, she has some explaning to do. it caused big drama after a haitian immigrant and single mother of seven told the new york post she held the winning megamillions ticket, bought as a 7/11, but is it true? the lottery won't confirm it. >> is it a fake? is it a april fool's check? >> reporter: and those going into her house on annapolis weren't saying much. she reportedly was holed up in
disguise at a neighbor's place. >> i'm looking at the door, but she knows it. she won it, she knows it. she's not going to come to her door. >> we seen somebody peaking out of the curtains. >> reporter: it's a megamess, saying she went in on a pool with her co-workers at a mcdonald's and now she says she won't split the money. she's a regular at a diner around the corner from her home where she's already spread the word. >> she's working very hard. she's a good person. >> what'd she tell you? >> she tell me she win. >> you're very lucky. >> reporter: and the mystery could stay one forever. maryland lottery winners are not required to disclose their identity. and the owner of the mcdonald's where she works issued a statement saying people should not jump to conclusions, but if it's true, this woman right here
is $105 million richer after taxes, of course. back to you. >> you covered a lot of stores, what do you think? >> reporter: this is really a tough one. i mean, she's been hiding out. why would she do that? unless she's embarrassed because it's an april fool's joke. it's a tough read. >> i could think of other places to hide out. maryland is expected to receive more than $13 million in state taxes from the winning ticket. police are investigating a sexual assault at a local hotel. >> reporter: a woman tells police a man sexually assaulted her inside her hotel room at the bwi sheridan. she arranged a meeting with the man, but when the man arrived at her room, he attacked her. police are putting out his description. he has reddish hair and a goatee and wearing khaki pants.
anyone with information is asked to give the police a call. >> the victim was treated and released. a search is under way for the driver who struck and killed a university student. we're live at the campus right now and we have more on the search and reaction from students there. >> reporter: the victim belonged to a campus fraternity. he was well liked. even those who did not know the victim was justice for the driver who struck him and left him to die. >> the entire campus is talking about it. >> reporter: students walk from class to class and have ryan bailey in their hearts. a hit and run driver struck and killed bailey. according to police, the only vehicle description from witnesses was an older model silver or white box-style car. police need help finding the person responsible. >> we want to hear from anyone who witnessed this accident,
anyone who heard anything about who was driving this vehicle, or know where the vehicle is. >> reporter: the hit and run death hits especially hard on a campus where many students have to cross busy roads several times a day. >> the fact that people are not considerate of pedestrians and people on bikes is heartbreaking. >> maybe the driver was drunk. it's sad because this is college and you need safety and it's a lot -- i could see that happening. >> reporter: crash investigators reconstructing what happened and processing evidence left from the scene. police unsure if bailey had been drinking. >> safety is first. it was 1 or 2:00 a.m. in the morning. there's not a lot of cars on the road. how do you get hit that late at night? i don't know. >> reporter: he isn't the only university student to die this weekend. national guardsman who served two tours oh you have duty, one
in iraq and one in afghanistan was discovered dead in his apartment by some friends. his death does not appear suspicious. his body has been sent for an autopsy. >> thank you. tomorrow night there will be a vigil in honor of both students woodied this weekend. that will take place in speaker's circle in the center of campus. police are looking for the cause of a car accident that killed a teenager. they believe a 16-year-old girl lost control of her vehicle during heavy rain. she died when her car left the roadway. police are asking any witnesses to give them a call. voters are heading to the polls tomorrow. rivals aren't ready to call it quits. we're at the white house with tonight's campaign 2012 report. >> reporter: romney is reaching out for every last vote in
wisconsin. >> thank you. >> reporter: he's hoping to get a boost from popular congressman paul ryan. >> who would make the best president? that man is this man, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: santorum enjoyed famous wisconsin cheddar and he worked to get the cheese head. >> we can get a good vote out of wisconsin, a loud confident vote from conservatives, we can go into this race and win this. >> reporter: he launched a new ad that appears to criticize president obama on health care, but is actually an attack on romney. >> what if it's not him, it's him? >> reporter: he insists he's the best candidate to challenge president obama in america's heart land. the contest in wisconsin tuesday is shaping up to be his last chance to prove it. president obama's team is already getting ready to take on
mitt romney. on face the nation sunday, vice president joe biden called him out of touch with the average american. romney responded. >> my chance is i get to be with a lot more average americans every day than he does. >> reporter: he's counting on locking in the republican nomination. at the white house for wjz eyewitness news. >> newt gingrich is also campaigning. stay with us for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we bring you the result of the primary tomorrow. it's a sunny and breezy start to the workweek. a live lookout side right now at the skies that are clear and temperatures will drop later tonight. >> it did warm up nicely, very close to our averages.
we're still 60 degrees, actually just jumped to 60 in baltimore, 61 in d.c., and 57 in easton. everyone at least in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. now the thing is, with that northerly wind, it is bringing in some colder air and tonight, frost advisories and freeze warnings go into effect. temperatures close to the freezing mark. north and west of that will be colder, but we warm up again tomorrow afternoon and we'll have that forecast. the new leader of baltimore catholics have arrived. his mission is to get to know the people, priests, and partitioners. >> i'm looking forward to being your bishop. i'm looking forward to getting out in the parishes, to being with the priests, to meeting our young people. this is a vital, wonderful
archdiases. it's historic, very unique. what a privilege to serve here. >> coming up tonight at 6:00, hear the new stance on controversial issues like same-sex marriage and the health care mandate for catholic institutions. the boys of summer are back. preparations are under way for the orioles home opener on 5:00. we're live in camden yards. how baseball means big business for baltimore city. >> reporter: hard to believe that camden yards is 20 years old this year. they're putting finishing touches on the improvements they're making. meanwhile, baltimore city has enjoyed camden yards in the heart of the city. that has meant major impact on our economy. baltimore city's newest restaurant, brio tuscan grill is anticipating a game-day rush. >> even into the next week to be full off the time.
>> reporter: it means more beer and bar specials and more exposure. >> we've staffed extra staffing. we're making sure we take care of everybody. we're all hands on deck for the opening weekend. >> come see us again. >> reporter: with a sold-out home opener, millions oh you have dollars are expected to pour into the economy. that's great news for other area bars and shops. >> i imagine this year we'll have a stronger attendance figure. >> reporter: one-third of all game attendees come from outside of maryland giving charm city national and international attention. >> it's the official kick off tourism event for us. this is when tourism starts for baltimore, opening day. that's a huge number all summer long. >> reporter: with camden yards celebrating its 20th anniversary, a new and improved stadium is expected to draw more
fans this season. >> people will think i want to come back next year. >> reporter: as for game day predictions? >> i got to support my hometown. >> reporter: okay, so we're thinking positively. in addition to the games, because of the new renovations down here at camden yards, city planners anticipate we'll see a lot of tourists coming down just to check out the stadium itself, not necessarily the baseball. we're live at camden yards. back to you guys on tv hill. >> hoping we get a tour sometime soon. >> reporter: yeah. >> wjz is your place for complete opening day coverage. it begins at 2:00 p.m. right here on wjz 13. >> i'm sure our backdrop will not have a dump truck in it. they'll be all done and ready to go. mid-air melt down. what happened during the first court appearance for the pilot
who caused an emergency landing? two sailors are stranded. why they became stuck and how they were finally saved. new lights, new network. the queen of daytime talk speaks out on the cbs morning show. what she says about the highs and lows of her new role. that story is next. don't miss the updates first warning weather forecast. thanks. i'll take the usual. got it. if you're open to choosing your own batter,
here. >> reporter: five weeks later, trayvon's mother thanked a crowd in miami. strangers turned out by the thousands to show their support. >> i have to make an effort and come out with my friends. this totally upsets my. >> reporter: the case has sparked questions nationwide about whether race played a role in the killing. george zimmerman insists he shot martin in self-defense after the teen attacked him inside this gated community in sanford, florida. but martin's relatives do not accept that story. >> it's baffling how people just take his word for it as if that's exactly what happened and no question about it. >> reporter: a newly released recording is offering more details. >> a person is in route. someone's laying in the grass. >> reporter: a second ambulance was called off bringing the
severity of zimmerman's injuries into question. over the weekend, activists marched on the sanford police department demanding zimmerman be jailed. protesters echoed those calls in miami, more proof that passion stirred up by this case show no signs of fading. >> reporting from miami, martin's parents are asking the u.s. justice department to see if they interfered with the initial investigation. let's check in on our roads right now. >> hi. we still do have delays we're dealing with on the west side of the interloop over to security boulevard, expect about 15 minutes to get through. as far as accidents, still plenty of them. westbound 40 at st. agnes, west
at holland's ferry, and an accident northbound 95 at the beltway on the northeast corner. we have a crash in the harford county area at route 7. from 83 to 95, 52 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. we have an accident at broken land parkway, really beginning to back up. expect at least 10 minutes to get past it. this report is brought to you by mcdonald's. feeling thirsty? >> thank you. we finally hit 60. >> we did. we just did this past hour. that is the average for the day. wall to wall sunshine making for a beautiful afternoon. you still see the wind gusting out of the northwest. it's going to bring in colder air for tonight and we'll have
little bit out there. >> it's still breezy. >> the wind is going to factor in, but it's gorgeous out there. it's 60 degrees. there's so much sunshine, just a beautiful afternoon. you thought this morning was cold, you'll think that again tomorrow morning. this is where we sit right now, at 60 degrees. that is right on par with our average. we started out in the 40s, with that wind it made it feel colder. as we head into too tonight, we're dropping below an average of 39 degrees. 60 in baltimore, hagerstown, 61 in d.c. here the winds out of the northwest bringing in that colder air. for tonight, frost advisories and freeze warnings in effect. north and west of the city, it's going to be even colder. here's where the cold air has been sitting. there was snow in up state new york, new england. down to our southwest, another round of record heat.
90s across the deep south right now, just absolutely incredible. we're going to sit in between the two and occasionally tap into either side. here's the storm track lining up right where we saw the differentiation and that's where we saw showers over night into the early morning hours. another round is going to move our way later tomorrow into wednesday. the storm's coming in from the northwest and there's not going to be a whole to it. then the chance a couple of showers later. there's not going to be a whole lot of moisture with this front. one thing it will do is keep that record heat down to the south, but it taps into some of it before it gets here. once it does clear us, the way the storm track sets up, it's going to push the weather farther down to the south. there are a couple of more storms coming, but at this point it looks like all of that will be just south of us for friday
for the home opener here at camden yard. so the forecast is like this, out on the water, then the winds start to die out, and temperatures die down too. then tomorrow, sunshine will be mixing with clouds. 65 degrees, just a chance for a couple of showers late tomorrow into wednesday as that front comes through here. still looking pretty good for friday, but we'll keep you updated, so keep checking back in. >> we like that one. still ahead on wjz at 5:00, a new twist on identity theft. people are sharing children's credit. a fiery plane crash kills dozens. how many survived? coming up, what could a romney win tomorrow mean for former governor robert erley?
it is just before 5:30, 60 degrees, and breezy. good evening, everybody. thanks for staying with us. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. tomorrow, maryland may help give mitt romney what he says is he, the nominee most likely to challenge president obama. in tonight's report, we explain romney is ahead in the polls
here and wisconsin and his win could lift other votes including maryland's former governor. >> reporter: when they packed a hall last month, it took organizing. as mitt romney's chairman, he helped shine a spotlight on more than himself. >> this area is often overlooked. i contribute that to bob and his stronghold in this area. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor, soon to be president, mitt romney. >> reporter: political communications professor thinks that's one reason why romney is ahead in maryland. having a republican primary in play is welcome. >> yes, and i hope it continues. >> well, tomorrow counts and tomorrow is relevant.
we're typically not aquila mated to that status. >> i think that romney might in fact look upon bob urlich as somebody he might want in his administration. >> i've been with the governor going different places in the state. >> reporter: it's the primary and general election he says he's focused on. >> we'll be on the road with him a little bit, whatever they need to get done, i'm certainly available to do it. >> stay with us for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we'll bring you the latest tomorrow. prosecutors want the jet blue pilot charged with interfering with his flight crew to be held without bond. he's seen here leaving court. he had to be subdued by passengers after leaving the
cockpit screaming about terrorism. the pilot was not asked to intera plea. a ruling on his bond issue is expected on thursday. he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. for the second time in less than a year, a russian passenger plane crashes leaving dozens dead. how the weather may have played a role in the crash. >> reporter: the plane went down in a snow-covered field in siberia. 31 of the 43 people on board died. russia's civilian airline chief said the plane was not properly deiced. the plane broke into three sections upon impact. the airline says contact with the plane was lost shortly after the impact. >> last september, 44 people died when a russian jet crushed into a river bank.
badly injured during a yacht race. their vessel was battered by a giant rogue wave. >> reporter: they're the kind of boats most sailors dream of. 68 feet of pure wind-blown beauty. for the crew of this ship, that dream became a nightmare. two members of the crew, a 50-year-old doctor and a 29-year-old software engineer had to be rescued by the coast guard after being injured in a storm so violent it ripped the helm clean off the boat's deck. they were participating in the clipper round the world yacht race, the longest of its kind for amateur, some 40,000 miles. the leg across the north pacific was the hardest, and the crew was apprehensive even before it began. >> anyone with a brain cell between their ears are not going to say they're not slightly nervous. >> reporter: the fleet hit a storm, the likes of which many had never seen.
>> there's times where you almost want to give up. none of these guys gave up. >> reporter: her skipper told the coast guard a monsterous foaming swell broke over the stern. it ripped the wheel right off its mount sending it overboard leaving them temporarily adrift. rescuers could only air drop medical supplies to the injured sailors below. it wasn't until just before dusk last night that the seriously injured were taken to safety. after some repairs, it's going to continue the competition. she was built for racing and it seems so was her crew. >> one of the sailors has broken ribs, the other is suffering from a back injury. how many accounts were involved in last week's credit card breech. global payments says no more
than 1.5 cards had their numbers taken. names, addresses, and social security numbers were not obtained. global payments adds the breech is now contained. skin cancer is on the rise in young adults. a new study shows a dramatic increase of first-time melanom a in patients 18-39. researchers blame the rise in childhood sunburns. the centers for disease control estimates 1 in 88 children have autism in the u.s. the best thing parents can do is educate themselves about the early warning signs. >> good job. >> reporter: five-year-old david was diagnosed with autism when he was 2.
>> good job, david. >> his first year i noticed he was very unresponsive to me. he didn't have any language what so ever, didn't want to imitate. that's when i knew i had to get early intervention. >> reporter: his mom got him help right away. >> get him to communicate by pointing, instead of just grabbing like he normally would. >> reporter: while the symptoms may not be obvious until after a child's first birthday, a recent study shows an mri can detect changes in the brains of autistic children as young as 6 months old. >> together with observations about behavior, early brain markers may give us a more accurate ability to predict who's going to have autism. >> reporter: look out for early signs and have their child evaluated if they have concerns. red flags include no babbling, pointing, reaching or waving by
12 months. no words by 16 months and any loss of speech or skills at any age. >> you're basically their voice and you have to speak out for them. >> reporter: with early intervention, some children can make significant progress and it can make it easier for the parents. >> i'm reaching him in a way, even though he can't tell me, talk back to me, i'm still reaching him and that means a lot to me. >> reporter: even little improvements make her optimistic about david's future. in new york for wjz eyewitness news. >> and a recent survey reveals one in 80 children in maryland is estimated to have a form of autism, that is higher than the national average. the numbers are in for the first four months of the speed camera program. more than 6000 speeding drivers were caught. that brought in over $180,000 in fines. last may, the county council passed a bill for the speed
cameras. a quick look at tomorrow's story. cutting its losses last year but did not break even. the success this season may be tied to their two new asian pitchers. stevenson university receives a rare gift, a first edition of the king james bible. the queen of daytime talk television, oprah winfrey appears on cbs this morning. oprah talks candidly about the joys and pitfalls of starting her own network. >> reporter: after 25 years on daytime tv, the queen of talk opens up about her new life and new network. oprah winfrey said that the own cable network has struggled to lure viewers, but it's still in
the building phase. >> if i knew then what i knew now, i might have made some different choices. if i were writing a book, i could call the book 101 mistakes. >> reporter: one of those was launching while she still had her talk show. >> it's like having the wedding when you know you're not ready and you're walking down the aisle and you're saying, i don't know if we should be walking down the aisle. maybe we should have postponed this. >> reporter: she says she received valuable advice from many hollywood insiders, including lorne michaels. >> he says nobody wants to see you come off the oprah winfrey show and step right into the network business. you have to pay your dues. >> welcome back. >> reporter: oprah is in new york this week promoting her life class tour, the wjz alum says even with the recent difficulties, she doesn't plan to quit. >> because i am a female who is
african american who's been so blessed in the world, there's never going to be a time to quit. i will die in the midst of doing what i love to do, and that is using my voice and using my life to try to inspire other people to live the best of theirs. >> reporter: starting her network was similar to starting her school in south africa for girls. students there celebrated their first graduating class earlier this year. >> oprah says she believes her network will fulfill its mission of transforming viewers lives. the if it doesn't work out, she will move on to the next thing. >> she could always go back to what made her a success on oprah. you get a car, and you get a car. >> all for you! saved by a stranger. a lucky break for people inside this burning apartment building. details of a new movie about steve jobs and which actor will
welcome back, everybody. just ooh beautiful evening out there. look at everything, becoming really green too. here's the forecast. those winds are going to start to die down, but so are the temperatures. frost advisories and freeze warnings. it's going to be a close call for a lot of people north and west of the city. go a little bit farther, you're going down into the 20s. tomorrow, we rebound to the mid-60s. we'll see clouds come in tomorrow night into wednesday, topping out at 70 degrees wednesday. once that front gets out of here, look at that. we're going to try to hang on this. we'll keep you updated through the week. >> thank you. today's energy saver, more than 6 million americans work
from home and that could increase. if you want to save money, plug the printer, computer, fax machine in a smart strip. that turns off power when not in use for more than an hour. and energy star labeled computer uses 70% less electricity. a cyclone rips through parts of fiji killing hundreds of people. left much of the biggest island under water, more than 800 people are seeking shelter while others have started moving back into share homes. all inbound flights have been suspended until the flooding reseeds. testing out a new tornado warning system. it will affect the kinds of words meteorologists use when talking about an approaching storm. instead of hearing tornado warning, people in kansas and
missouri will hear things like unsurvivable and catastrophic. the testing starts tomorrow and it runs through the fall. a family vacation in kansas, five people died when a mobile home flipped over. it belonged to a minnesota family who were making their annual trek to texas for vacation. in colorado, dozens of people are back home after a wild fire forced them to evacuate. the blaze charred six square miles and killed three people. investigators think the blaze was sparked by a controlled burn that was fanned by strong winds. a man driving through the neighborhood saw the flames inside the home, he stopped the car, and started banging on the door. when no one answered, he jumped into action. >> they were still up on the
second floor and they didn't know the house was on fire. >> what did you do? >> i kicked down the two doors. >> his daughter called 911. the fire grew to a 7-alarm blaze. thanks to paul, everyone made it out safely. the government is watching a scary new trend. thieves are starting to steal the credit of young children. we have one family's story. >> reporter: 7-year-old ian is number 21 on the baseball field. he loves playing baseball, guarding second base. unlike other children, ian has a lengthy credit report, none of it good. $5400 on a bank of america credit card. and $4500 to a california jewelry store. ian is a victim of identity theft. >> at the time this happened, he would have been 6. they indicated to me that there
were 6 or 7 accounts opened totallying about $15,000 worth of purchases. >> reporter: the problem began after the health insurance lost a computer hard disk drive. someone had wracked up thousands of dollars in charges. more than 19,000 children were victims of identity theft last year. children are targets because not surprisingly, they have no history of debt. steven is an attorney with the federal trade commission. >> typically that's discovered the child turns 16-17 and starts to apply for schools or car loans and thieves know that. they know if they get a social security number of a youngster, it could be years before parents have any reason to check on the credit of that child. >> experts say there are steps parents can take. never carry your child's social
security number in your wallet and monitor your child's activity online. going back to the '70s, but this time is to play apple founder steve jobs. production on the film called jobs is set to begin next month when kutcher is on hiatus from two and a half men. it will chronicle his life from his hippy days to the late '90s. new testimony expected tonight. they are looking for more information on the abuse of power scandal involving county executive liepold. seven people are dead after a mass shooting at a university. we'll have all the breaking news coming up at 6:00. >> we'll see you then. some of the country's best k-9 athletes show off their stuff in atlanta. >> ready? okay.
>> the dos z as you can see, the handlers got a pretty good work out leading their dogs through different events. the national finals are set for this fall in st. louis. that's pretty incredible. you know what my dog can do? >> what's that? >> he can curl up in his little bed. >> not inspired by other dogs? >> not at all. still to come tonight. >> this is mark with the orioles in spring training. the team has an impressive list of former shortstops. can j.j . hardy add his name to that list? i'll speak with the shortstop when eyewitness news continues.
will be the opening day starting pitcher. the birds will warm up with an exhibition game against a florida college team. there are still questions to be answered about the opening day roster. we do know that the os are set at shortstop. j.j . hardy has made that a position of strength on a team that needs some stability. he's proven to be a better than expected fielder and at bat, he's one of the most porierful and productive hitters in all of baseball. he had two home runs yesterday, 30 homers last year in his first season with the os. acquired from minnesota, he has settled in, signed a three-year contract extension, and i asked him about feeling at home as an orioles. >> i came in here, i didn't know anybody, didn't know what to expect. i found out i liked the coaching staff, everything just seemed to fit. now a year later, i'm here for maybe three more years, still a
bunch of good guys, and it's nice. it's coming in here, relaxing, and knowing my role. >> reporter: his three homeruns this spring are second on the team to adam jones who has hit four. while opening day is friday, hardy will be facing the minnesota twins. see all the action here coming your way at 2:00. plus a look at the college basketball championship game. and a baltimore player leads notre dame into the women's championship game. back to you for now. >> thank you. two missing scuba divers are found safe and sound off the florida coast. they were exploring a ship, but the currents took them away from their boat. rough seas and poor visibility made the search even more difficult. a coast guard boat found them
about 10 miles offshore. a strange object is found on a plane. police were called after it was discovered near the cockpit. five gates were closed. it turned out to be a homemade robot. it was a student's science project accidentally left on board. an oakland march leaves several properties vandalized. spray paint damage, marchers were wearing black clothing, and quickly retreated into the marching crowd. no arrests have been made. still to come tonight... >> controversy over the cash. a single mom from here in south baltimore told the new york post she won the megamillions, but is it true and why are her co-workers so upset? ♪
coming up, the millionaire, everyone is talking about who has the winning ticket from maryland. wjz is live with the latest on the search. >> campus reeling in pain. i'm at the university where students are heartbroken. i'll explain why coming up on eyewitness news. >> the orioles home opener is this friday. i'm in baltimore city. what record-breaking crowds mean to restaurants like this.
that story coming up on wjz. >> a nice day to be outside. what's in store for the rest of the workweek? find out in the updated first warning weather forecast. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts right now. this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. megamillions mystery. who has the winning ticket in maryland? >> inside the rumors and the quest for the truth. hello, everybody. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> growing speculation over the megamillions jackpot. rumortion are swirling about the local winner. we're live in southwest baltimore and we have details about the possible lucky lady who lives the.